Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cavs complete 11-player trade

At 2:59 pm, one minute before the trade deadline, the Cavs completed a blockbuster deal that involved the Chicago Bulls, the Seattle Supersonics, and 11 players. Here's how things shook up:

Cavaliers get:
Bulls F/C Ben Wallace
Bulls F Joe Smith
Bulls 2009 2nd-round pick
Sonics G Delonte West
Bulls get:
Cavaliers F Drew Gooden
Cavaliers G Larry Hughes
Cavaliers F Cedric Simmons
Cavaliers G Shannon Brown
Sonics get:
Cavaliers F Ira Newble
Cavaliers F Donyell Marshall

Personally I think this is a great trade for the Cavs. There will be some risk involved since the four key players we traded helped us to get to the NBA Finals last year. But, with "Big Ben" Wallace under the hoop with Z and Varejao, Smith and Wally's good outside shooting , and Delonte West as a point guard, this should definitely help to give Lebron a supporting cast. Plus, we still have Devin Brown, Damon Jones, Sasha Pavlovich, and Daniel "Boobie" Gibson. The only thing we might lose is some good perimeter defense from Hughes and Newble.

It should be an exciting second half of the season, especially since we face the Bulls for the first of four games on March 1st... GO CAVS!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Can you say championship? :)